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PREVIOUSLY PLAYED

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

12:30

Monday, January 18

Directed by Franco Zeffirelli

(1967) They’re lining up to marry Renaissance Paduan Michael Hordern’s younger daughter, but shrinking from her elder, volcanic-tempered Elizabeth Taylor – well, maybe Richard Burton’s bearded rascal Petruchio can, for a price, clear the way. And so let the taming begin (among other moves, a drunken Burton produces the ring from his codpiece at the wedding) in a non-PC – or is it? — adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most problematic works, this time resplendent with dazzling sets and costumes. DCP restoration. Approx. 122 min.